Tax

moves, lateral hires and exits

Greenberg partner rejoins KWM colleagues at DLA Piper

DLA Piper has lured Greenberg Traurig tax partner Clive Jones away from the US firm, in a move that reunites him with his former King & Wood Mallesons colleagues. Jones opted to move to Greenberg Traurig at the end of 2016 as it became clear that KWM’s London arm was close to falling into administration. […]

Shoosmiths represents Orbis Protect on its MBO

By Lee Perry Shoosmiths has advised the management team of facilities management company Orbis Protect on its buyout (MBO) backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital Orbis Protect, which employs more than 400 staff across 19 depots, provides a range of vacant property management and lone worker protection services to public and private sector clients throughout […]

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Mayer Brown fills tax gap with new partner hire

Mayer Brown has added former Nabarro partner Simon Rose to its tax practice in London, nearly a year after the departure of its lead City partner to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Rose joins Mayer Brown as its third tax partner in London. He started his career at SJ Berwin in 1994, working there until leaving to […]

HMRC appoints interim GC after Aitken’s departure

HMRC has named in-house lawyer David Bunting to replace Gill Aitken as director general of the solicitor’s office and legal services group on an interim basis. Bunting will report to HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson from 1 July while an open recruitment process is conducted to find Aitken’s permanent replacement. Bunting is expected to step […]

Walker Morris advises Fulcrum on second acquisition in two months

Walker Morris has advised Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK’s market leading independent multi‐utility infrastructure and services provider, on its acquisition of CDS Pipe Services Limited for a total consideration of £1.4m. CDS is a utility business that provides a range of specialised engineering services. Fulcrum has previously subcontracted such specialist elements of its projects […]

Vischer advises Lundbeck on acquisition of Prexton Therapeutics

Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Prexton Therapeutics BV (Prexton) announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which Lundbeck will acquire Prexton. Under terms of the agreement, Lundbeck will pay €100m upfront and is furthermore required to later pay up to €805m in development and sales milestones to the group of current owners. VISCHER advised Lundbeck […]

 Bär & Karrer welcomes new tax counsel

Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce Prof Dr Andrea Opel as a new counsel to the firm. She joined the tax team in Zurich on 1 March 2018. Andrea Opel studied Law at the University of Basel and then worked as academic assistant before completing her doctorate in 2008. She habilitated in 2015 at the University […]

Gowling advises Cairngorm Capital on acquisition of MJ Wilson Group

International law firm Gowling WLG has advised client Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) on the acquisition of M J Wilson Group Limited (MJ Wilson), the leading independent UK distributor of process instrumentation and control products. The transaction was led by Corporate, Finance and Tax partner Ian Piggin, Jade MacDonald and Stephen Bowman with support […]

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg strengthens International Tax Team

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg would like to announce that Willem Bon has joined the firm as partner in a move to consolidate their strength as the leading Luxembourg firm in international tax. Willem has extensive experience in assisting international clients in navigating cross-border tax rules. He has over 30 years of experience more or less evenly spread […]

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